Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit. In patent cases, the court received four new petitions this week, addressing issues of claim construction, the replacement of a primary prior art reference after institution by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the evaluation of patent eligibility, and contractual patent ownership. The court also received a response to a petition that raised a question related to the power of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to terminate an instituted proceeding on the eve of a merits-based final written decision. Here are the details.
This month we highlight two papers exploring research related to the Federal Circuit.
Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights recent calls for the Federal Circuit to hear more cases en banc, a comment on the difficulty of obtaining trademark protection on descriptive marks, and a Federal Circuit decision upholding an import ban on Comcast cable boxes.
Here is an update on recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. There is no news to report on granted cases. Five new petitions, however, were filed. The Supreme Court also denied one petition, Harris v. United States, this week. Here are the details.